Folks, can I throw in something I came across last night? I was talking to someone working with the internet, he made a comment.
You know that web sites have in their URL "http://www.......", Well, in hebrew or some language like that, the letter "w" is the 6th letter of the alphabet. And in those days, they didn't have numbers, instead, the first letter of the alphabet was taken to mean "1", etc. So, "www" is in fact, "666". And to add further weight to the "conspiracy theory", the suggestion is that the "666" refers to the "Beast 666" in the bible's book of revelation...
Another prophecy in the bible comes true... :-)
I thought you should know about this. from Jim Phillips (Barcelona): Microsoft the Devil? While the advice may be good ... why does everyone equate Microsoft or Bill Gates with the devil? Elsewhere here I've seen references to him as "beast". Just curious where this comes from. ================================================================ The real name of "the" Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III), where "III" means the order of third (3rd.) By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get the following: B 66 I 73 L 76 L 76 G 71 A 65 T 84 E 69 S 83 + 3 -------------- 666 !! Some might ask, "How did Bill Gates get so powerful?" Coincidence? Or just the beginning of mankind's ultimate and total enslavement??? YOU decide! Before you decide, consider the following: M S - D O S 6 . 2 1 77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666 W I N D O W S 9 5 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666 Coincidence? I think not. Scary. Sharon
I suggest you take reconsider your link/article about "Bill Gates and 666". I believe it is a load of rubbish and I will show you why below. One should verify things before they accept them as fact! I wonder how many other things people believe these days without checking the facts first (eg. Christians who believe in the doctrine of the immortal soul! - Not supported by the Bible at all). Anyway, following is my response to this famous claim. Claim: Do you know that Bill gates' REAL name is William Henry Gates III? Nowadays, he is known as Bill Gates (III) where III means the order of third (3rd). OK, if you take all the letters in Bill Gates III and then convert it in ASCII code (american standard code for information interchange) and then ADD up all the numbers...you will get 666. B I L L G A T E S 3 66 + 73 + 76 + 76 + 71 + 65 + 84 + 69 + 83 + 3 = 666 another claim has been: B I L L G A T E S I I I 66 + 73 + 76 + 76 + 71 + 65 + 84 + 69 + 83 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 666 The flaw with this kind of logic is that the ASCII Code for "I" is not 1 nor is the ASCII code for "3" = 3. Nor is the ASCII code for "1" = 1 either. So really the above Bill Gates names were "bent to fit" in order to get to 666. To be consistent the following would be true of the his names: BILLGATES 66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+8=663 BILLGATESIII 66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+83+73+73+7=882 BILLGATES3 66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+83+51=714 There have been other claims that the following names can also be calculated to add up to 666. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, The Pope But look and see… Normal: Adolf Hitler 65+100+111+108+102+32+72+105+116+108+101+114=1134 Uppercased: ADOLF HITLER 65+68+79+76+70+32+72+73+84+76+69+82=846 Lowercased: adolf hitler 97+100+111+108+102+32+104+105+116+108+101+114=1198 No spaces: AdolfHitler 65+100+111+108+102+72+105+116+108+101+114=1102 No spaces uppercased: ADOLFHITLER 65+68+79+76+70+72+73+84+76+69+82=814 No spaces lowercased: adolfhitler 97+100+111+108+102+104+105+116+108+101+114=1166 Normal: Joseph Stalin 74+111+115+101+112+104+32+83+116+97+108+105+110=1268 Uppercased: JOSEPH STALIN 74+79+83+69+80+72+32+83+84+65+76+73+78=948 Lowercased: joseph stalin 106+111+115+101+112+104+32+115+116+97+108+105+110=1332 No spaces: JosephStalin 74+111+115+101+112+104+83+116+97+108+105+110=1236 No spaces uppercased: JOSEPHSTALIN 74+79+83+69+80+72+83+84+65+76+73+78=916 No spaces lowercased: josephstalin 106+111+115+101+112+104+115+116+97+108+105+110=1300 Normal: The Pope 84+104+101+32+80+111+112+101=725 Uppercased: THE POPE 84+72+69+32+80+79+80+69=565 Lowercased: the pope 116+104+101+32+112+111+112+101=789 No spaces: ThePope 84+104+101+80+111+112+101=693 No spaces uppercased: THEPOPE 84+72+69+80+79+80+69=533 No spaces lowercased: thepope 116+104+101+112+111+112+101=757 Are claims are WINDOWS 95 also adds up to 666 in the same way. WINDOWS 95 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1= 666 Actually this is far from the truth. "WINDOWS 95" actually is ... 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53 = 665 665 not 666! Notice above, whoever added this up added a +1 to make it 66. This is hardly the "SAME" procedure as was used with Bill Gates. Someone thought in their wisdom - "hey its close enough - let's just add one to make it fit!" It doesn't matter how you want to do it - it doesn't quite add up. Normal: Windows 95 87+105+110+100+111+119+115+32+57+53=889 Uppercased: WINDOWS 95 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+32+57+53=697 Lowercased: windows 95 119+105+110+100+111+119+115+32+57+53=921 No spaces: Windows95 87+105+110+100+111+119+115+57+53=857 No spaces uppercased: WINDOWS95 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53=665 No spaces lowercased: windows95 119+105+110+100+111+119+115+57+53=889 Other claims are that MS-DOS 6.21 adds up to 666. MS-DOS 6.21 77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666 And Yes "MS-DOS 6.21" does add up to 666 as long as you include the space. But to do the same procedure as WINDOWS95 one in all honesty shouldn't include the space. So, not really the "SAME" procedure again. Also why MS-DOS 6.21? The latest version isn't 6.21 and there have been many versions before it so probably states that at least one would add up to 666. Other claims have been that the Microsoft Excel 95 displays "The Hall of Tortured Souls" when you click a certain way on help. But big deal! Couldn't this just be the programmers having some fun! Other claims have been that: The Internet is also commonly known as the World Wide Web or WWW. One other way we write W is V/ (VI) so ...... W W W VIVIVI 6 6 6 But this is another attempt to bend something to make it fit! Please everyone - in future - check that what people claim is actually fact! Written 1998 by email@example.com
It seems the annoyed corrector overlooked that this was placed in the humor section, and I felt no need to validate what I consider nonsense anyway. But I think your response article is worth displaying as well.
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